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PHILADELPHIA -- Daisuke Matsuzaka rode a stationary bike, played catch and kept his arm warm during a long rain delay, hoping to return to the mound with a five-run lead.
Dice-K still couldn't stick around long enough to get a win.
"The pitches they hit were mistakes. I don't want to blame it on the rain," Matsuzaka said after allowing four runs and seven hits in four innings.
The Red Sox have won the first two games in an interleague matchup between division leaders. They'll go for the sweep Sunday with ace Josh Beckett on the mound.
Raul Ibanez hit his 22nd homer, and Pedro Feliz and Jayson Werth also connected for the Phillies, who've lost two straight since returning from a 7-3 road trip. The defending World Series champions are a major league-best 23-9 on the road, but they're only 12-16 at Citizens Bank Park.
"We came back, but couldn't hold them," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
Hideki Okajima (3-0) allowed one run in two innings to earn the victory. Four Red Sox relievers gave up two runs in five innings after Matsuzaka departed. After going 18-3 last year, Matsuzaka is 1-4 with a 7.55 ERA.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona didn't think it's fair to judge Matsuzaka's performance on a night he waited out a rain delay of 1 hour, 35 minutes before the second inning.
"It's a horrible night to get a read on him," Francona said. "He gave us a lot. It was a tough night to pitch."
Phillies starter Antonio Bastardo (2-1) gave up five runs -- four earned -- and three hits in one inning. The hard-throwing lefty didn't return after the delay.
Trailing 5-0, the Phillies started chipping away in the third. Consecutive two-out doubles by Shane Victorino and Chase Utley produced the first run. Third baseman Mike Lowell prevented another with a diving, backhanded catch on Ryan Howard's liner to end the inning.
Ibanez crushed a solo homer to right in the fourth. After Werth singled, Feliz went deep to cut it to 5-4.
Bastardo, who won his first two career starts on the West Coast, struggled right from the start in his first outing in front of the home crowd. Some uncharacteristically sloppy defense by the Phillies didn't help the rookie pitcher.
Bastardo issued three walks and Philadelphia made three errors in the first. Bay hit a long drive out to left-center for his 17th homer. With two runners on, Lugo lined a two-out single to center that skipped past Victorino. Both runners scored to put the Red Sox up 5-0, and Lugo reached third.
It was the first error this season for Victorino, a Gold Glove winner last year. The Phillies came in with the fewest errors (19) and the best fielding percentage (.991) in the majors.
Victorino saved three runs in the fifth with an over-the-shoulder, running catch on Kevin Youkilis' two-out drive with the bases loaded.
|Julio Lugo hasn't done much this season, but he goes 4 for 5 with two RBI and a run on this night. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Boston Red Sox|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||6||1||1||1||0||0||3||.293|
|Jacoby Ellsbury, CF||3||2||2||2||3||0||0||.307|
|Kevin Youkilis, 1B||3||1||0||0||3||2||5||.339|
|Jason Bay, LF||5||2||2||3||0||0||1||.283|
|Mike Lowell, 3B||4||1||3||0||2||0||0||.301|
|Rocco Baldelli, RF||2||2||0||0||2||0||2||.250|
|Hideki Okajima, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||.000|
|Ramon Ramirez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Nick Green, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.274|
|Jonathan Papelbon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jason Varitek, C||5||1||1||1||0||3||4||.229|
|Julio Lugo, SS||5||1||4||2||0||1||0||.295|
|Daisuke Matsuzaka, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|b- David Ortiz, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.204|
|Manny Delcarmen, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|J.D. Drew, RF||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.264|
|a-grounded into a double play for Ramirez in the 9th|
|b-struck out for Matsuzaka in the 5th|
|2B - Mike Lowell (18, Bastardo), Jason Varitek (13, Taschner), Julio Lugo 2 (4, Durbin, Escalona)|
|HR - Jacoby Ellsbury (2, Romero), Jason Bay (17, Bastardo)|
|SF - Jason Bay (2)|
|RBI - Dustin Pedroia (25), Jacoby Ellsbury 2 (19), Jason Bay 3 (60), Jason Varitek (25), Julio Lugo 2 (6)|
|2-OUT RBI - Dustin Pedroia (8), Julio Lugo (3)|
|SB - Jacoby Ellsbury (24, 3rd base off Bastardo/Ruiz)|
|Team LOB - 13|
|Boston Red Sox|
|Hideki Okajima (H,12; W,3-0)||2||1||1||1||0||1||1||2.48|
|Pitches-Strikes - Daisuke Matsuzaka 91-61, Manny Delcarmen 34-22, Hideki Okajima 25-18, Ramon Ramirez 12-9, Jonathan Papelbon 14-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Daisuke Matsuzaka 2-7, Hideki Okajima 3-2|
|Batters Faced - Daisuke Matsuzaka 20, Manny Delcarmen 7, Hideki Okajima 7, Ramon Ramirez 3, Jonathan Papelbon 4|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||.217|
|Shane Victorino, CF||5||1||1||0||0||0||1||.284|
|Chase Utley, 2B||5||1||3||1||0||0||0||.301|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||5||0||2||0||0||1||2||.254|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||5||1||1||1||0||2||4||.322|
|Jayson Werth, RF||4||2||3||2||0||0||1||.259|
|Pedro Feliz, 3B||4||1||2||2||0||1||2||.311|
|Carlos Ruiz, C||3||0||1||0||1||0||2||.284|
|Antonio Bastardo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chad Durbin, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.200|
|a- Chris Coste, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.250|
|Jack Taschner, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Greg Dobbs, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||3||.189|
|Sergio Escalona, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Clay Condrey, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Matt Stairs, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.289|
|J.C. Romero, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Durbin in the 4th|
|b-struck out for Taschner in the 5th|
|c-struck out for Condrey in the 8th|
|2B - Shane Victorino (16, Matsuzaka), Chase Utley (13, Matsuzaka)|
|HR - Raul Ibanez (22, Matsuzaka), Jayson Werth (9, Okajima), Pedro Feliz (3, Matsuzaka)|
|RBI - Chase Utley (43), Raul Ibanez (59), Jayson Werth 2 (30), Pedro Feliz 2 (33)|
|2-OUT RBI - Chase Utley (13), Jayson Werth (13)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Feliz-Utley-Howard|
|E - Ryan Howard (2, Missed catch of throw), Carlos Ruiz (3, Throwing), Shane Victorino (1, Misplayed grounder)|
|Antonio Bastardo (L,2-1)||1||3||5||4||3||1||1||5.25|
|IBB - Lowell by Sergio Escalona|
|HBP - Drew (by Sergio Escalona)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Antonio Bastardo 38-17, Chad Durbin 56-34, Jack Taschner 37-22, Sergio Escalona 41-23, Clay Condrey 15-9, J.C. Romero 23-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chad Durbin 2-4, Jack Taschner 1-1, Sergio Escalona 3-2, Clay Condrey 2-0, J.C. Romero 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Antonio Bastardo 9, Chad Durbin 12, Jack Taschner 9, Sergio Escalona 12, Clay Condrey 4, J.C. Romero 5|
|Attendance - 45202|
|Game Time - 3:41|
|Temperature - 71|
|Umpires - Home - Jim Joyce, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Bill Miller|